This was a weird hand that I think I could have played better. Appreciate comments on any street.
5-10 with regular 20 straddle. $2600 effective. Game is $1500 max buy-in and match stack after that. Fairly early so 2600 is about average.
V is young pasty-assed LAG rec reg who I know well (and like). Aggressive and has tendency to shove light with made hands, draws and bluffs, which I needle him about a lot when it doesn’t work, creating a friendly but competitive rivalry at the table.
My image is decent, somewhat roguish old man rec reg who likes to make and show bluffs. But I’ve recently been on downswing and V knows I have tightened up and been playing more solid in response (also trying to play more balanced and fix leaks identified thru CLP training). He may even think I am playing scared and has been raising me more than usual preflop over past several weeks.
V MP opens $60, HJ calls. I’m BTN and raise to 200 with 9d9h. MP 3bets to 700. HJ folds and I call. Would certainly fold this vs many players, but elect to call for reasons above.
F ($1495) AdAsKc. x x
T 8h. V $450. I tank call.
R ($2395) 6c V tank shove. Me? I have about $1500 remaining.
In addition to river decision, interested in anything I could have done on earlier streets to avoid the guessing game on the end.